El Monterey Taquitos for Superbowl – the Best Taquitos of the Big Game!


*El Monterey has asked me to talk to you about their Taquitos/Shell Shockers for the big game, however, all opinions are my own.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Yay – me too! Are you ready for some fun and tasty snacks while watching the big game? Oh yes, I am as well. El Monterey Taquitos has you covered for Superbowl, with the best taquitos of the big game! Let me show you what I mean…

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We did a Taquito Taste Test here at home (even without an official Superbowl party, we just had our own little party!).   We enjoyed all of the flavors so much, but we all had our favorites.  Mine was the Nacho Cheese, my daughter’s favorite was the Jalapeno Ranch, and the hubs liked the Cheesy Pepper Jack and Beef & Cheese. Sure to be a hit with everyone during the big game, are the new Shell Shockers and seasoned, battered taquitos!

Here is a fun idea – why not host a “Taquito Taste Test” of your own during your Superbowl party?

We were all impressed with the quality of El Monterey Taquitos.  We have tried several Taquito brands before and trust me, they are NOT created equal, at all!  I can say with confidence that these are definitely the best taquitos of the big game.

We chose two dipping sauces to spice up the El Monterey Cheesy Pepper Jack Taquitos even more – hot wing sauce and bleu cheese dressing.  Of course we  included celery sticks on our platter, just to cool things down a bit.  Oh my…were these tasty!   In case your mouth isn’t watering enough, how about a close-up look?

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Next we tried the El Monterey Jalapeno Ranch Shell Shockers.  Since they are Ranch flavored, and also have a little “bang” to them from the Jalapeno peppers, we decided that a side of Ranch dressing for dipping would be a good idea.  The combination was delightful. These  flavors go so well together. I cut a large jalapeno pepper in half and filled it with the Ranch dressing. Festive, right?

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Last but certainly not least – we enjoyed the Nacho Cheese Shell Shockers and Taco Seasoned Beef & Cheese Taquitos. To add color and make my platter “pop”, I served salsa and sour cream in hollowed out orange and yellow bell peppers.  I sliced thin strips with the top half of the peppers, as they are great for dipping too.

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What else do I love about El Monterey Taquitos? Well in addition to the great selection of flavors, I love that they are frozen and are easy to have on hand for last minute parties and/or guests. Or even a family movie night!  They are super easy to transport too, so if you are in charge of bringing appetizers to the party, you are all set, thanks to El Monterey.


For more inspiration, visit the El Monterey  website, where you will find recipes, serving ideas and more! You can also check out El Monterey on Pinterest, to get your mouth watering.

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So what about you – are you going to Take the Taste Test Challenge during the Big Game? Make sure you take advantage of this El Monterey coupon, which will save you 75 cents off El Monterey Taquitos and Mini Chimis! Coupon is valid during January & February. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below too, for free El Monterey products!


Four (4) winners will receive 2 free El Monterey product coupons (up to $18 ARV each)!

Ends 2/12. Open to US only.

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*I am being compensated for sharing my El Monterey creations with you.  All opinions are my own, and are not influenced by any payment or product.


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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. Sandra VanHoey on

    The taco seasoned beef and cheese sounds great. I just printed a coupon the other day for the shell shockers for my nephews to try. I think they’d like the nacho cheese

  2. I got some of the ElMonterey Taquitos yesterday at Safeways for the game tomorrow. They were on sale and I had a coupon make these $4 dollars a box. We are having a dip for these and they are such delicious finger foods.

  3. Margaret Smith on

    I just sent my hubby to the store and these were on the list. Never tried them before, but they look delicious and will be great serving our guests

  4. Andrea Williams on

    I want to try the Shell Shockers. We have eaten most of the other tacquitos and love them. My teenage boys would have them all the time for snacks.

  5. Kelly Nicholson on

    Tell me what flavor of El Monterey Taquito you would most like to try OR how you would serve them for the big game!

    i had none for the game..i wish chicken tosquitos are me favorite

  6. We love these taquitos! My kids think they are great for snacks and lunches. We haven;t tried the Cheesy PepperJack ones yet. I will have to look for them. Thanks for the review!

  7. I have never had these before. I think I would like to try the Seasoned Taco Beef and Chhse ones first and dip them in taco sauce.

  8. I would love to try the chicken and cheese with the flour tortilla, they look so darn good. I know I would love them. Thank you.

  9. we really like the el monterey products, from the breakfast taquitos to the seasoned chicken and beef taquito options… I really want to try the new Shell Shockers line though, they look really good.

  10. I like to serve guacamole, sour cream, and salsa with the Chicken & Cheese Taquitos. They are so easy and great finger food for a get together.

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